Lower back leg pain, twiching. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats
Hello Doctor XXXXXXX
This is for my wife, aged 36
Please go ahead
She has been complaining of a throbbing pain in the lwer back leg (Calf Muscle area), specially during night times
which affects her sleep
Also she has this twitching of legs periodically when she is sleeping
she doesnt realise it but her leg keeps moving very periodically (every minute or so)
The two conditions might be related in some way or might not be, but wanted to get a doctors advice on the next steps
I have few imp questions for you
Since how long is she doing this?
The leg movement have been there for about 6 months nopw
off and on
or possible more than that too
Ok Is she working or stay home?
She is at home now
IS she complaining of day time sleepiness?
she quite her job about 5 months back
Is it affecting her day to day activities by any how?
quit her job.... Apologies for the typo
Nope... She is fine during the day time and very active
with 2 kids, managing them through out the day
DId you see a doctor for this?
We had once consulted a homeopathic doctor, and she had taken the medicines for about a month... But we have not seen much difference from that
Ok, sleepless XXXXXXX at night and movements of legs are the common symptoms of a condition called Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
It can be of two types, one is because of some underlying problem and second there may not be any cause that is identified after investigating further
Hence a routine blood and urine investigations are appropriate
along with a very specific investigation to confirm the diagnosis called Polysomnography
We had carried out the routine tests about 11 months back... they were normal then
I should probably do a master/women helth checkup again?
and the Polysomnography
Okkay... I will get thta done
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Thankyou very much
I will check with a neuro
and then take the appropriate tests
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Both the current throbbing pain and the PLMD, could be related... isnt it?
in the legs
sorry in the muscles
okkay.. Any inteim remedial measures that can be undertaken before we consult a neurologist?
There is minimal that I can advice you an an interim measure as all the medications are prescription based and has to be obtained only after confirmation of the diagnosis
Ofcourse, hot water baths help
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